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Poster: Mellowman Date: Dec 29, 2006 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

While I like the xmas feeling of getting new show in the mail, I love downloads more. They are quick and easy in today's broadband world.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 29, 2006 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

I think most here are collecting in 2, or even 3 different ways. I use DL and trade by mail. Others use both of those PLUS bit-torrent.

One thing I must mention. Nothing boosts your collection like receiving 4 or 5 shows in the mail. I have dsl and it takes an entire night to dl a show. So a package w/ 4 or 5 shows saves tons of time!

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Dec 29, 2006 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

This doesn't apply to me, but I would venture to guess that some people don't have the access to download with torrent. This could be due to lack of a solid internet connection, trouble with loading the program, can't download from work where their connection is good, etc...

I just recently started trading via snail-mail for the first time since I was trading tapes and I have to admit it was kinda cool receiving that package and also cool being able to hook someone else up in a more personal way (sexual overtones not intended).

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Dec 29, 2006 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

I guess the fact of getting a package is cool. Im too young to understand your oldschool ways. (not intended to make you feel like an old fart, im just young) Downloading shows does take some time even with broadband connections. But even if its an hour you can still use your computer or do what you want.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 29, 2006 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

But not too young to be great and knowledgeable, eh kid? Guess you've still got a bit to learn about what binds people together.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Dec 29, 2006 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

I'm just a primitive caveman. Your modern machines scare me.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 29, 2006 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

Don't piss on the fire at the back of the cave, man. It's a bastard to have to wait for the next lightning strike.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 29, 2006 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

A lot of what gets traded isn't necessary available on download. I think its incredible trading here cause you send someone the show they were looking for (see the other reasons people have to look, not trade)and a couple weeks later you get like 8 cds that someone thinks you'll like (Bela Fleck, Litle Feat, mixes, whatever).I love seeing what other people here consider to be their favorite stuff.Maybe the bottom line is that some of us older folk have less shit going on and can burn, label, package, mail cause we can. Thats all.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 29, 2006 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

nail on the head jody. one final pont - slow computer/fast computer, not everyone is as tech savvy as the next cat. cherry on the sundae, it feels damn good to help those folks out (we've all been there). always better to give than receive.

G&K you should give it a try...

ian



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Poster: elkdog Date: Dec 29, 2006 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

I bowed out of trading by mail a couple years ago, because I had trouble keeping it organized and got anxious about letting people down, but I love the vibe of folks on this board. I'm happy downloading what I can, but it makes me happy to see you guys keeping the padded-envelope industry in business.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 29, 2006 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: just a question

i understand that anxious feeling oh so well. a day turns to two and in the blink of an eye, a week has drifted by and you've yet to hit the post. i had a tipi set up at sugarmegs for a couple of years before calling LMA home (email delays were just too frustrating). i've learned from trading sensei's like sir mick and mike lembo that good things DO come to those who wait.

ian

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